Matt Vidal is Reader in Sociology and Political Economy, Loughborough University London. He is author of over twenty articles or book chapters on work, employment, comparative political economy and social theory. Matt is author of Organizing Prosperity (with David Kusnet; EPI) and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx (with Paul Prew, Tomás Rotta and Tony Smith; Oxford) and Comparative Political Economy of Work (with Marco Hauptmeier; Palgrave).
Matt currently has a research monograph on lean production under contract with Oxford University Press: Management Divided: Contradictions of labor management in American capitalism. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Work in Progress, and founding editor of the Marxist Sociology Blog, both of which are public sociology blogs of the American Sociological Association.
Research Group "Working in Highly Automated Digital-Hybrid Processes"
2019 The Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx. Oxford University Press (co-edited with Tony Smith, Tomás Rotta and Paul Prew).
2019 “Contradictions of the labour process, worker empowerment and capitalist inefficiency,” Historical Materialism forthcoming.
2018 “Was Marx wrong about the working class? Reconsidering the gravedigger thesis,” International Socialism 158: 65-80.
2018 “The enduring relevance of Karl Marx,” in Matt Vidal, Paul Prew, Tomas Rotta and Tony Smith (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx. Oxford University Press (with Paul Prew, Tomas Rotta and Tony Smith).
2018 “Geriatric capitalism: Stagnation and crisis in western capitalism,” in Matt Vidal, Paul Prew, Tomas Rotta and Tony Smith (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx. Oxford University Press.
2018 “Work and exploitation in capitalism: The labor process and the valorization process,” in Matt Vidal, Paul Prew, Tomas Rotta and Tony Smith (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx. Oxford University Press.
2017 “Lean Enough: Institutional Logics of Best Practice and Managerial Satisficing in American Manufacturing,” Socius 3: 1-17.
2015 “When Organization Studies Turns to Societal Problems: The Contribution of Marxist Grand Theory,” Organization Studies 26,4: 405-422 (with Paul Adler and Rick Delbridge).
2015 “Fordism and the Golden Age of Atlantic Capitalism” pp. 283-305 in Stephen Edgell, Heidi Gottfried and Edward Granter (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment, SAGE.
2014 Comparative Political Economy of Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (co-edited with Marco Hauptmeier).
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